The Slovene Museum of Christianity is located in the old prelacy at the Stična Cistercian Abbey. Museum activities in Stična began on the initiative of the Stična abbot, Father Anton Nadrah, PhD, after 1980 when the primary and secondary schools moved out of a part of the monastic buildings. During the first decade, the museum’s collections and exhibitions were organised by volunteers. Galleries were arranged with the support of the monastery, under the supervision of the monument protection services and with the help of various donors from Slovenia and abroad. In 1991 the Society of the Friends of the Slovene Museum of Religion (DPSVM) was founded in Stična, which with the help of the Ministry of Culture employed the first curator. Gradually other staff were employed, who now professionally carry out museum tasks. In 2003 the Slovene Museum of Religion was founded. In 2006 was succeeded by the Slovene Museum of Christianity.
In 2003 the permanent exhibition “History of Christianity in Slovenia” received the Valvasor Award of the Slovene Museum Society and the Josip Jurčič Award of the Ivančna Gorica Municipality.
In 2004 the museum became member of The Best in Heritage - Excellence Club.
president of DPSVM and head of museum (1991 – 1994)
president of DPSVM (1994 – 2007) and head of museum (1994 – 2002)
Nataša Polajnar Frelih
museum director (2003 – )